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  1. General Chat
    The good news is that almost everything is done on our car. We got a rebuilt transmission($1700) and a new set of tires(used, $100, but they look just as good as brand new and our yukon runs so great). I only have one more issue to be repaired and a friend's husband is doing that for $60. So...
  2. Health challenges
    I Got the MRI results back yesterday. I have a couple of bulging discs, at least one (possibly 2) schmorl's node, and an annular tear. I have been released to go back to work, but waiting for Dr. to sign and send note to work. They seemed nervous letting me back to work with these issues. I...
  3. Financial hardship
    We've had a hard year. The last few months were the worst. It hasn't gotten any better this year. Here's the run-down: August - moved to a new place away from river that had been running high for 3 months not the usual 3 weeks. - The mold and mildew from the extended running was killing my...
  4. General Chat
    Hi everyone, Currently one of our service provider for frugalvillage.com is experiencing hardware issues with a router at a datacenter. What this means to you: -degraded connectivity to Frugalvillage.com. -Chat will work slowly for now. -messages might show *waiting for frugalvillage.com* in...
  5. Health and beauty
    Was doing some research due to weight loss and found this.... thought maybe some other people would find it interesting.... It is about food to not eat with certain thyroid issues.......and from past postings know there are a few here. 3 Ways to Boost Thyroid Function | The Dr. Oz Show I...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    I have green beans growing still. I planted late in the season. For some reason, I don't have the time period of how long it will take to have green beans. They are 1/2 runners. I have plenty of vines but no green beans. I am thinking that runner beans are too much and maybe a bush bean will...
  7. Support
    My Dh told me last week that he's unhappy and has been for years...that he wants to go to marriage counseling, but doesn't know if he even wants to be married. I didn't realize he felt like that AT ALL. I'm in shock (still) and heart broken. We went to our first counseling appointment...
  8. Homesteading and gardening
    We have clay soil here and I am having difficutly growing carrots and beets. They are the only two veggies my husband requests fromt he garden every year. Most other veggies do well here. Does anyone know of varieties that grow better in clay soil? or is there something i can do to the soil to...
  9. Relationships
    Does that even exist? DH and I are having these horrible fights about money. A while back I went out and spent about $3000 on a spree on my cc. I was then diagnosed and even hospitalized. I was sick...mentally. Now we have my student loans and a credit card debt. I just got my bonus and put...
  10. General Chat
    I hope this hasn't been posted already, but you can sign up at Valuemags....i just googled valuemags free issues, and no CC# required. I hope someone can link for me.:loop:
  11. Military Families
    Iowa Army National Guard cancels some training | The Des Moines Register | DesMoinesRegister.com The husband tells me that Guard has been cancelled due to budget issues. Then this morning I see the following article in the paper. This is our first time in almost 12 years as a Guard member...
  12. Careers
    I've worked part time for the same small business for 14 years. I have seen her go through a rough patch before for a short time. In the last few months we don't have the retail to sell, things we need to do our job and are getting many collection calls. I answered 11 just myself yesterday in 5...
  13. Homesteading and gardening
    The house that we bought has some negative grading around the foundation. The inspector pointed it out and suggested we fix it when the snow melts. I have heard of using topsoil and compacting it, but you have to do it every year apparently. Does anyone recommend a specific type of rock to use...
  14. Family
    I'm looking for non-medicinal ways to help DS7 cope with his anxiety disorder, so I'm interested in therapies that can be done both at school and at home. I was wondering if anyone had anxiety troubles with their children around that age, and had any marvelous books to recommend to help cope...
  15. Relationships
    Well, after thinking he had a mouth lump from chewing tobacco, he quit chewing....he had also been clenching his jaw and had TMJ. He also was quitting caffeine (coffee and those mega-caf drinks) as his heartbeat was becoming irregular. He was VERY stressed at grad school---responsible to...
  16. Financial hardship
    Hi, I appreciate the opportunity to post. I am feeling crushed under the pressure of financial strain due to health issues which have left me unable to work for the past 8 months. I am desperately in need of some support, guidance and understanding right now. I feel very alone and overwhelmed...
  17. Support
    Just looking to vent a little, and FV feels like a safe place do it where I won't be judged. I believe my husband is an alcoholic, or has dependency issues with alcohol, however you want to say it. He drinks daily, usually two very strong mixed drinks starting right when he gets home from work...
  18. Support
    Well i have had alot of medical stuff going on in the last 6 weeks. 2 herniated disc in my lower back. I had a nasty spell last week, where i lost some vision in my left eye and weakness in my left arm. Went to er my doc said maybe a stroke. Ct was ok but needed a MRI. So Wed went had my mri...
  19. General Chat
    I have some lifelong posture issues that I have very recently been trying to focus on correcting...mostly through sheer force of will at this point lol. I am tired of catching myself in mirrors or photos and seeing ugly posture. My family occasional mentions it, but they usually don't because...
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